One of the great new features in LabVIEW 8.6 is the built-in set of functions for parsing XML. Having an XML parser built-into LabVIEW is really a wonderful thing (previously, these VIs were part of the Internet Toolkit which was a paid, add on). This makes XML a lot more accessible for LabVIEW developers.
The XML Parser VIs (shown below) can be found in the Functions Palette at Programming>>File I/O>>XML>>XML Parser .
One major drawback of these VI’s is that they still don’t make it easy to work with XML data. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that these VIs ship with LabVIEW. In fact, they expose more people to XML and thus create more demand for an easier approach to working with XML in LabVIEW.